Gene Petralli

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Eugene James Petralli

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Gene Petralli is the father of major leaguer Geno Petralli and grandfather of drafted player and independent league player Ben Petralli. Gene reached AAA but never made the majors.

Gene played minor league ball from 1948-1953, missing the 1952 season. He played in the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Boston Braves systems. He put up .274/?/.434 averages during this time period.

Debuting in 1948 with the Spokane Indians, he hit .272 with 41 doubles, 9 triples and a .400 slugging percentage. He tied for second in the Western International League in two-baggers. Bouncing around between four teams and four levels in 1949, Petralli was with the San Bernardino Pioneers (.347, .545 SLG in 46 G), Yakima Bears (.210, .284 SLG in 23 G), Beaumont Exporters (6 for 30, 2 2B) and Sacramento Solons (6 for 24, 2 2B, 3B, 6 BB).

1950 also saw Petralli moving around, with stops with the Waterloo White Hawks (.287/.389/.514 in 80 G), Colorado Springs Sky Sox (.222/.401/.392 in 50 G) and Solons (2 for 11, 2 2B, BB for his hometown team), with a combined 18 home runs. He was with four more teams in 1951 - the Ventura Braves (.248, .463 SLG in 33 G), Memphis Chickasaws (5 for 13) and Colorado Springs and Denver Bears (.297, .419 SLG in 29 games between those two outfits). After not appearing in 1952, Petralli hit .271/.343/.425 for the 1953 Vancouver Capilanos.

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